Shane Smyth from Bundoran hosts Ocean FM’s Ocean Drive weekdays from 4pm – getting you home stress free and informed is the order of business as Shane delivers the perfect music mix from the 70s through to today. That’s mixed with the latest traffic information to make sure the commute is an easy one!
Add in the hourly “Ocean FM Entertainment Bite” at 4.30/5.30 and 6.30 and you’ll have all the showbiz news you need to know too! Daily at 4.40 Shane will keep you up to date on events in the region with Ocean FM’s Community Diary and at 5.40 will assist Ocean FM’s commitment to get the region back to work with the Job File.
If you’re a fan of 60s music there’s a chance for you to pick the daily “60s Song Before 6” at 5.45 by text or email. Just after 6pm then Monday to Thursday Shane spotlights the very best in Irish music both local and national with Play Irish. Aired in conjunction with IASCA (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors) it features a Single of the Week, Artist of the Week, Album of the Week and the contender of the day (a song which could become a Single of the Week eventually).
Oh and did we mention guests?? Mel C was on the phone recently, Bressie dropped by the show as well as Rory Gallagher from Rory and The Island and Brian Kennedy also called into the show, Brendan Keeley stopped by on his tour of Irish radio stations as well as Mark Black, Mark Geary, Mickey Joe Harte & Bundoran's "Screaming Orphans". Singers, actors, songwriters – you just never know who you’ll hear on air with Shane Smyth on Ocean FM’s Ocean Drive!!
This week's Single of the Week comes from Jason Clarke with Gotta Go. Jason joins us on the show on Thursday afternoon.
This week's single of the week comes from John Gibbons with Scimon Tist feat Rebecca Creighton!
This week's single of the week comes from new boyband Taken featuring Ben Sheridan from Mountcharles.
2 documentaries broadcast on Christmas Day 2012 - listen to them here again!
21/12/12 - Following their extraordinary success in 2012, Shane spoke with Evan Walsh of The Strypes.
Ben Sheridan from Mountcharles featuring Paul Walsh from Royseven with "Broke Me"
11/12/12 - Brian Kenendy joined Shane to talk about his upcoming gigs in the region and his new Christmas single!
Connor and the Crooks - Fee Fi Fo Fum is the penultimate Single of the Week for 2012 on Play Irish!
This week's Single of the Week on Play Irish comes from Kildare man David Burke - it's called "Love Hate" and we love it! Check out the video below and then scroll down a wee bit further for the podcast of the interview!
This week's single of the week as part of Play Irish is Gavin James "Say Hello"
This week's single of the week comes from Richie Hayes with Superman. He joined Shane in studio last week.
16th November 2012 - Claire Byrne from RTE joined me to talk about her brand new show Ireland's Search and Rescue which started on RTE 1 on Sunday 18th November...
Eoin Glackin's "New World Blue" is this week's single of the week on Ocean FM' Play Irish!
Eoin Glackin interview from November 12th 2012
A lesson for us all...
If you're gonna point somebody out on live tv make sure you get his name right...at least by the second attempt!
Mel C from the Spice Girls on the phone with me last week!
All is not well on the American Idol audition tour... Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey not quite seeing eye to eye last night at auditions!
Two great videos for you today - first, Daniel O'Donnell duetting with Jim McGuinness as the Donegal team brought Sam Maguire home to the hills on Monday night... Second a dad sends his son's toy train into space - great video!
Found this online today - another great cover of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" with Sesame Street's Cookie Monster!!
Shane recently moved home from Dublin after 11 years with radio station Q102 – he says himself his heart was always in Bundoran and is now very happy to be home amongst his family and friends. Shane is shore-crew with Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat and is also the Lifeboat Press Officer for the station which is why you might often hear him on the news giving details about lifeboat callouts. Shane is a member of the Donegal Surf Lifesaving team and also enjoys running and recently took part in the Cara 10 mile run which he completed in an impressive 1h26m!